By Kevin Sampsell
“For attractiveness, honesty, sheer weirdness, and a haunting evocation of position, Kevin Sampsell is my favourite Oregon author. Ken Kesey, Chuck Palahniuk—make a few room at the shelf.”—Sean Wilsey, writer of Oh the honor of it All
Kevin Sampsell’s A universal Pornography is a memoir, informed in vignettes, that captures the historical past of 1 dysfunctional American family members. An extension of a 2003 “memory experiment” of a similar identify, A universal Pornography weaves memories of small-town formative years with darker threads from his family’s tale, together with incest, insanity, betrayal, and demise. a standard contributor to Dave Egger’s The Believer and McSweeney’s, Sampsell has written “the form of booklet the place you must thank the writer for assisting you're feeling much less by myself with being alive” (Jonathan Ames, writer of Wake Up, Sir! and The Double existence is two times as Good).
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Würzel was easy to get, wasn’t he? ’ ‘Mmmm . . ’ ‘Are there any points that you are prepared to concede that Würzel might be right about? ‘Yes,’ says Lemmy. ‘I would concede that I have become removed to an extent because I’m working very hard in Los Angeles for the band. I know how it might seem over here, that I don’t give a fuck about him or England. But I was always doing that amount of work when I was in the UK. There just wasn’t that much more to do here because nobody gave a shit. I finally got tired of being sold cheap.
I suppose it’s difficult when you’re living in a place like that, which is rock city, but it’s very fucking shallow. I can’t relate to people out there. ‘I can’t find good conversation in LA,’ he continues. ‘If you live out there you don’t think anywhere else exists. They don’t even know where fucking Europe is. I’ll give you a good example – I was in a club with [drummer] Mikkey Dee and a chick asked where he’s from. ” That’s not to say there aren’t intelligent people out there, but the people we seem to attract aren’t that fucking bright.
And I preserved it. I will be a strong character and if people can’t take it, that’s tough – because Motörhead will survive, as long as I’m it. ’ ‘I don’t. I take it day by day. I haven’t got enough money to plan. ’ ‘No, I’ve never thought about giving up. Never. ’ ‘What’s your motivation? ’ ‘I know I’m good. I know I’m worth it,’ he insists. ‘If I didn’t exist it would have been necessary to invent me. You need a whipping boy that won’t go down. ’ And that’s exactly what I fear he’s going to do when the phone rings at home one evening several weeks later and the unmistakeable voice of Lemmy is heard on the line.
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